Diocese seeks removal of mosaic by French ‘urban acupuncturist’ Invader after it appeared on episcopal palace wall without permission
Authorities in Málaga are looking into whether a prolific, video game-inspired artist may finally have invaded the wrong space, after one of his idiosyncratic mosaics appeared on the wall of the episcopal palace in the southern Spanish city.
The French artist, known as Invader, claims to have created almost 3,500 works in 71 cities around the world. According to his website, the Space Invader project, which began in 1998, is “about liberating art from its usual alienators that museums or institutions can be. But it is also about freeing the Space Invaders from their video games TV screens and to bring them in our physical world”.